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Greylake and Wet Moor - 20 December 2013


1 Peregrine (juvenile male) - stirring up large flocks of Lapwing.

2 Kestrel - one male perched on a Hawthorn tree and the other hover-hunting.

1 Sparrowhawk - flying over, quite high.

8+ Common Buzzard - loafing about on trees and low perches.


5,000+ Lapwing
25+ Golden Plover
1 Kingfisher

Wet Moor

3 Peregrine (adult male, adult female and another (possible adult?) male) - interacting together quite low over the moor, with excited calling. All three falcons flew off SSE at high speed.

2 Kestrel - both hover-hunting.

7+ Common Buzzard (including two pale morph individuals) - loafing about on poles, trees and fenceposts.


30+ Dunlin
5+ Common Snipe